BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched a new assault to capture the strategic town of Kafr Naboudeh in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault by storming the western outskirts of Kafr Naboudeh. In addition to the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army’s 11th Tank Division is also partaking in this attempted advance.
According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army is seeking to regain control of Kafr Naboudeh and push further east towards the town of Al-Hobeit, which is on the border of Idlib.
Should the Syrian Arab Army recapture Kafr Naboudeh, they will need to seize the strategic hilltop of Tal Sakher. Without Tal Sakher, they will be unable to secure the town because the hilltop overlooks the eastern sector of the town.
The Syrian Army previously controlled Kafr Naboudeh after launching a powerful offensive earlier this month. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies from the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front managed to retake the town after launching a massive counter-offensive a week later.